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Review of Woodies Cafe

Woodies Cafe
Ranked #53 of 380 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American
Description: At Woodies Cafe, our focus is on quality. We pride ourselves on super-friendly service to accompany the top quality ingredients we use in all our entrees. Families gravitate to Woodies for all kinds of reasons. It starts with our menu, which is All-American fun food, all made from high quality ingredients at very affordable prices. For adults, we offer great entrees like fish and chips, teriyaki chicken, and seafood pasta. And for burger lovers, we serve our Killer Burgers quite simply because that's exactly what they are: big, juicy and delicious. Kids love Woodies too because of our Special Kid's Menu with choice of corn dog, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, each served with french fries! We not only have delicious food, but we also have a spectacular ocean view and a gift shop with Santa Cruz written all over it. There's no better place to find beachwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, flip flops and a wide assortment of other wearable memorabilia that combine quality and affordability. Whether you're visiting for our tasty burgers, our delicious ice cream shakes, or simply for the breath-taking view of the beach, your stop at Woodies Cafe will never disappoint!
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Description: At Woodies Cafe, our focus is on quality. We pride ourselves on super-friendly service to accompany the top quality ingredients we use in all our entrees. Families gravitate to Woodies for all kinds of reasons. It starts with our menu, which is All-American fun food, all made from high quality ingredients at very affordable prices. For adults, we offer great entrees like fish and chips, teriyaki chicken, and seafood pasta. And for burger lovers, we serve our Killer Burgers quite simply because that's exactly what they are: big, juicy and delicious. Kids love Woodies too because of our Special Kid's Menu with choice of corn dog, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken nuggets, each served with french fries! We not only have delicious food, but we also have a spectacular ocean view and a gift shop with Santa Cruz written all over it. There's no better place to find beachwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, flip flops and a wide assortment of other wearable memorabilia that combine quality and affordability. Whether you're visiting for our tasty burgers, our delicious ice cream shakes, or simply for the breath-taking view of the beach, your stop at Woodies Cafe will never disappoint!
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Me and 4 kids ages 8-13. A little pricey for lunch, but everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Fish & chips and calamari & chips. Kids meal came with a frisbee.

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Thank Colleen B
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was looking for a quick service place on the wharf that served friend shrimp, the only ones I found were the place at the the very end of the wharf and Woodies. I picked Woodies because it was on the way out. I did the walk up option and go the food in less than 10 minutes. It was a huge portion hot and fresh popcorn shrimp! I'd definitely go back!

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Thank atlas993
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by visiting the wharf. Burger was huge and plate of skinny fries were great! Milkshake to top it off was good. Well worth the stop!

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

As good as the food was, the service was even better. Didn't expect this from a restaurant on a tourist wharf. The food was very good...had a fried shrimp lunch and my husband had soup in a bread bowl. the soup wasn't quite hot enough and my husband asked them to just microwave it for a minute, the manager came over and said they don't use microwaves AT ALL...he would get a hot soup. The food was great, the view was amazing...ate and watched the dolphins play!

Thank Vsstanton369
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Within walking distance from the boardwalk and half way up the wharf you will find an unassuming little restaurant with a killer view of the ocean and even better food. You walk in, order your food and pick it up at the counter when they buzz you. That said...the décor is fresh, clean, and welcoming. The staff worked hard to make sure you were happy. They were constantly cleaning up and wiping down the tables and seats. Very friendly and helpful.

As for the food, we ordered a tri-tip steak sandwich with fried onions and cheese (US$10.95) including fries. The portions were more than filling and so delicious, I must confess to being a little piggy and eating the whole sandwich!! We also ordered their onion strings (US$3.95). We asked for ranch dressing to dip them in and the staff promptly dished some up for us. These onion strings could get addictive they were so tasty.

All in all, we hated to leave. It was reasonably priced restaurant, we were sitting next to the windows with a lovely view of the ocean and nearby beach, and it was such a laid back atmosphere that we hated to leave. It is a relatively new restaurant, so give it a try really soon!!

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Thank P B
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